Meet Our Psychologists
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Dr. Patrick Kennedy-Williams, Clinical Psychologist
Patrick works with: Children, young people and their families
Hello I'm Patrick. I'm an HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Oxford. Whilst my clinical training was broad, over the years I have developed specialties in a few key areas, specifically anxiety, depression and chronic illness
I have worked in the NHS since 2010 across a range of community and inpatient mental health teams. Alongside independent practice, I currently work in the NHS with children and young people with mental health difficulties in the context of chronic physical health conditions, often involving a visible difference. I also have experiencing working with young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties, such as ADHD, and those on the autism spectrum.
The depth and breadth of my training allows me to draw on a number of models of CBT, alongside other ‘third wave’ cognitive therapies, and I am flexible in adapting these to the client. I am an active researcher, and I have written extensively for the Mental Elf. You can read these articles here. I look forward to meeting you.
Qualifications: BA (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy (Oxon.), Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (C.Psychol), HCPC Registered Psychologist (PYL 33540)
Megan Woodard, Coaching Psychologist, B.A., MSc, PGCert
Megan works with: Parents of young people, and adult clients
Hello and welcome! I believe individuals and families are creative, resourceful and whole but sometimes fall out of line with their goals, beliefs and aspirations. We all need a little clarity and a reset sometimes and I love to support these positive changes. Through training and experience, I have developed a dynamic practice and can work with you to get you back on track to achieve your goals. Let’s make a plan. I can help you rediscover your power and we can get you making the transformations you need to be living your best life. Get in touch for a free taster session
Qualifications: I received my M.SC. in Psychology from The University of East London with a focus in childhood social dynamics. I went on to train at the University of Oxford, where I obtained my P.G. Cert. in Psychodynamic Studies. I then qualified as a Simplicity Parenting Couch. I have attended CTI Fundamentals and work within the Co-Active model. I am constantly fine tuning my practice- life is about continual development. I have two happy, free-spirited young children, a great partner and a lovely, but lazy dog. I can’t wait to meet you!
Dr Dimitri Gavriloff, Clinical Psychologist
Dimitri works with: People over the age of 18
Hello, I’m Dimitri. I am a Clinical Psychologist who trained at the University of Oxford. I have a warm, kind and respectful manner, and help people to place their difficulties in a broader, less fearful context, so that they may feel more able to manage them.
I am an experienced clinician, having worked for the NHS since 2011 in a number of different services including adult mental health and hospital-based care for people with chronic pain and physical health conditions. I work with adults with anxiety disorders although I have a particular interest in working with people who have sleep problems. I primarily use CBT and also draw on my extensive experience of mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am appreciated by my patients for the collaborative way in which I approach working with them and the care I give them.
I believe that the key to successful therapy is in bringing together your expert knowledge of your life and circumstances, with my clinician’s expertise in therapy. I help those with whom I work to understand the science behind what’s going on for them, and to develop practical ways of moving forward.
Qualifications: BA (Hons.), PGCE, GDip (Psych.), DClinPsych (Oxon.), Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (C.Psychol), HCPC Registered Psychologist (PYL 35013)
Raj Gnanaiah, Counselling Psychologist
Raj works with: People over the age of 16
Hello, I am Raj. I have extensive experience working in a wide range of clinical, counselling and occupational health settings both in inpatient and community services since 2002. Some of the settings include, the NHS, private, charity and law enforcement. I work with clients over the age of 16 with a range of mental health illness, such as anxiety, depression, phobias, adjustment to physical illness, relationships, work place stress, bereavement, sexual abuse and trauma. I have a particular interest in treating people with eating disorders and obesity.
My doctoral research was in Emotional Intelligence in Binge Eating Disorder among the Obese Population (Current). It is my belief that people with eating disorders require a personalised insight of their problems to provide a more bespoke outcome. Having worked in this area for many years, I gain genuine satisfaction from helping this client group. I take a more holistic approach to the treatment using evidence-based interventions such as CBT and diet based behavioural models.
Another clinical interest is in trauma; treating people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorders induced by road traffic accidents, occupational injuries, including military and law enforcement impacts. My recent role as a Head of Psychology within the Occupational health department in the National Crime Agency, gave me an opportunity to work with the officers impacted by a range of trauma. I use Trauma Focused CBT and EMDR therapy as suitable and effective interventions for this client group. Additional interests include, mindfulness, wellbeing, group work, psychometric tests, positive behavioural support and emotional intelligence. I look forward to meeting with you.
Qualifications: BA, BSc (Hons), MSc, Post MSc Dip, AFBPsS Consultant Chartered & HCPC Registered Psychologist (PYL 25481) Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (C.Psychol)BPS: 167908